Patrick Remington, professor of population health sciences and associate dean in the School of Medicine and Public Health, participates in a group discussion with students.


One of our goals is to expand prevention research training of practitioners, community members, and students from public health, medicine, nursing, and other disciplines. The UWPRC is partnering with key prevention training programs, certificates, and courses to enhance and expand prevention research training. Through training and collaboration across programs to enhance prevention research education, we can grow the capacity for prevention health research.

The UWPRC offers prevention and health equity training opportunities for public health students, medical students, or postdoctoral fellows to establish a pipeline of applied prevention researchers skilled in community engagement. Our center is working to expand training of community and public health practitioners to bring a focus on evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based programs and policies. Like all elements of the UWPRC, trainings and collaborations take a health equity approach and build research and community capacity in translation of policy and system’s prevention strategies.

Upcoming Training Opportunities


NOVEMBER 11-13, 2020
10AM – 3PM (CST)

This free 3-day virtual short course features CFIR (Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research) expert Laura Damschroeder and ERIC (Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change) expert Byron Powell as visiting faculty. They will lead workshop and panel sessions to elucidate how to meaningfully use these frameworks. They will also hold feedback meetings where they will provide individual insights on your projects.

For Health Professionals and Researchers

The University of Wisconsin Preventive Medicine Residency trains physician leaders who will improve health through the practice of public health and population medicine. Graduates of preventive medicine residency programs are well-prepared for careers in areas such as local, state or federal health agencies, health care systems, and community-based health organizations. Residents complete a two-year residency in applied public health and population medicine through various practicum and clinical rotations, including at state and local public health departments, accountable care organizations, community health clinics, and large hospital systems.

Visit the Preventive Medicine Residency website to learn more.

The D&I Short Course is an annual forum for researchers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, community stakeholders, and others interested in dissemination and implementation to explore the emerging field of D&I with national and local experts.

Visit the D&I Short Course webpage to learn more.

This short course is a community-based and co-led by faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The course is designed to address many of the core competencies of public health and promote workforce development for public health in Wisconsin using a common framework. This three-day course is offered annually at no cost to participants.

For Students

This multidisciplinary program addresses contemporary health and social issues facing at-risk and vulnerable groups across the life course. Participating units are Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education; Educational Psychology; Human Development and Family Studies; Nursing; Population Health Sciences; and Social Work. Training leads to a doctoral minor (Option A) or a graduate/professional certificate in prevention and intervention science. Students enrolled in University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. or Masters programs can pursue a certificate to train and apply prevention sciences perspective to their graduate education.

Visit the Prevention Sciences Certificate webpage to learn more.

Available to graduate students and health professionals, the Certificate in CCOR is designed to encourage innovative approaches to solving community health problems by involving faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and by providing diverse course options.

Visit the CCOR webpage to learn more.

Student Public Health Surveillance Brief Reports

The following reports summarize the descriptive epidemiology of a public health problem in Wisconsin or the US. The reports were written by students enrolled at the School of Medicine and Public Health, as part of a class project in a course on public health surveillance. They have been reviewed by the course faculty and TA, but have not been peer reviewed. The authors are solely responsible for the content, and have included their contact information if readers have any questions.

Dementia Mortality Rates: A Sustained and Disparate Increase for Caucasians and African Americans, 1999 – 2016

Markayle Schears, Laura Bustard. July 20, 2020.


Epidemiology of Obesity Mortality in the United States 1999-2016

Patrick Disterhaft, Amy Van Aartsen. July 20, 2020.


Leukemia Mortality in the United States and Wisconsin from 1999-2016

Michelle Benson, Morgan Johnson, Amanda Yang


Opioid Overdose Mortality Trends in Wisconsin, 1999-2018

Erin Nacev, Marina C. Jenkins, Calvin W. Lee. July 20, 2020.

For Community Leaders

HELI offers an annual, week-long institute for researchers using an evidence-based curriculum to develop a diverse workforce for health equity research. The HELI program is primarily intended for early-stage research investigators. Applicants must have completed their doctoral program and be engaged in minority health and health disparities research before attending HELI.

Visit the HELI website to learn more.

HWLI strengthens collaborative leadership capacity to advance health and health equity in Wisconsin through community teams and coach programs. HWLI works with community health leaders and organizations to grow skills in engaging with communities, look at root causes, develop sustainable impacts, develop a theory of change, and build strong, multi-sector partnerships.

Visit the HWLI website to learn more.